The OU Online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences is a 34-credit program designed to provide advanced education, training, and research to students desiring a mastery in one of the specialty areas of dietetics, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, sport, medical nutrition therapy, diabetes, cancer, and weight management.
This program is not a pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian; however, students transitioning into the field will earn a master's degree, which the Commission on Dietetic Registration will require beginning in 2024 to sit for the RDN exam.
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Our curriculum has built-in coursework that prepares students for the CDR certification exams. Some certification possibilities include the Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Gerontological Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition, Oncology Nutrition, and the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.
The job market for dietitians and nutritionists is expected to expand by 15% by 2026, creating nearly 10,000 new positions. This program allows RDs and RDNs to remain competitive by obtaining a master’s degree. Students transitioning into the field will earn a master's degree, which the Commission on Dietetic Registration will require beginning in 2024 to sit for the RDN exam.
Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining the advanced skills needed to take your career in nutrition to the next level.
Like every OU Online program, the M.A. in Nutritional Sciences is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
Earning an M.A. in Nutritional Sciences from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.
Tuition and fees for the program are $21,998 ($647 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.
Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
The online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences is a lock-step curriculum with eight-week or 16-week-long courses. Students will take up to two courses at a time.
Admissions to the online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences program is selective. Applicants interested in the program are required to have:
Additional admissions factors may include work or service experience, demonstrated leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends, or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance, interviews (may be requested by the Department of Nutritional Sciences as needed), or permission by Department of Nutritional Sciences if the applicant’s bachelor’s degree is in another field of study.
To apply, students must:
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.
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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.